Depression, Anxiety & Stress

Greater Manchester Mental Health helpline

The helpline is available 24hours.

Telephone: 0800 953 0285


African and Caribbean Mental Health Services

Mental health support for the African and Caribbean community can be accessed using the following contact information.

Telephone: 0751 160 8915


Manchester eTherapy Service

This service offers a range of online therapy courses, across Manchester, to support people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia and sleep-related problems.

Telephone: 0161 226 3871


Manchester Mind

Manchester Mind is an independent local mental health charity which delivers services to young people and adults. Its vision is of a city that promotes good mental health and treats people with mental health problems positively, fairly and with respect.

Telephone: 0161 769 5732


42nd Street

42nd Street supports young people aged 11-25 years with their emotional wellbeing and mental health, promoting choice and creativity.

Telephone: 0161 228 7321

Twitter: @42ndStreetmcr




Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Telephone: 116 123




Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Telephone: 0300 123 3393


Self-help services

You can access mental help support and counselling through the following contact information.

Telephone: 0161 226 387 



Be Well

We offer free, confidential advice to give you the tools to help you feel good again. We will help you to steer yourself through some of the difficulties you can experience when you’re having a hard time.



Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.


The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary operates a 24-hour Manchester crisis support line for adults.

The Sanctuary also has a space to go to talk and to stay for as long as you wish between 8pm and 6am. It is for people adults who are experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, depression, suicidal thoughts or are in crisis.

Telephone (24 hours): 0300 003 7029

Website: The Sanctuary

Feeling depressed after childbirth - Baby Blues

During the first week after childbirth, many women get what’s often called the “baby blues”. Women can experience a low mood and feel midly depressed at a time when they expect they should feel happy after having a baby. “Baby blues” are probably due to the sudden hormonal and chemical changes that take place in your body after childbirth.

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Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927